Chief Operating Officer
Tom is responsible for overall management of the company’s projects, from investment origination through development, construction and operation.
Tom has over 20 years of operational, legal, and consulting experience with an emphasis on energy. Prior to joining JCM in 2013, Tom founded Bullfrog Power and led it from 2004-2013. Bullfrog is Canada’s leading renewable energy retailer, with national operations and over 1500 corporate customers and almost 10,000 residential customers. Before Bullfrog, Tom established and led the Mergers & Acquisitions function at Zenon Environmental, where he led M&A activities in, among other locations, India and Australia. Earlier in his career, as Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, Tom provided consulting services to many of the world’s largest corporations, including one of Canada’s largest utilities and the oilsands operations of an oil major. From 1996 to 1998, Tom was instrumental in establishing the Ecojustice Canada’s (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) Ontario office, where he led several precedent-setting litigation, public advocacy and lobbying campaigns including oil refinery emissions, discharges from a nuclear generation facility, and the constitutionality of fuel additive legislation. Tom began his career practicing law with Goodmans, a leading Canadian law firm where, among other clients, he acted as counsel for the reinsurer of Ontario’s electricity utilities in over 20 cases.
Tom has received numerous awards as a result of his renewable energy work, including “Leader of the Year” from the Ontario Energy Association and being named a member of Canada’s Clean 16 by Corporate Knights in 2011. Tom received his A.B from Harvard College and his LL.B/B.C.L from McGill University. Tom has been called to the Bar in both Ontario and New York State.